This is a rather nifty little short film about out-of-this-world technology:

Abiogenesis (Short Film) from Richard Mans on Vimeo.

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Beauty, courtesy of Pink Floyd

I am not a Pink Floyd fan per se, though I’m familiar with and have enjoyed some of their pieces. But this is a thing of beauty, in my opinion: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 as interpreted by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmore. The video can be seen (and heard!) below, but the lyrics of the sonnet and some background are available at the link. You’re probably familiar with the words: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate… […]

Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike

My Lady and I enjoyed it. There was a certain discontinuity from the actors being different. Hank Reardon is very reminiscent of Ed Harris here, huskier of voice but in the range that Harris can do. Dagny’s pretty-boy brother is well-portrayed, as is Dagny herself. And I think this Francisco d’Anconia is a significant improvement […]

Awestruck and Stereotyping

Commenter ACertainDoeBear sent me these two videos, both of which I found quite interesting. […]

Another Day Made of Glass

This is Corning’s new video on their future technologies. The previous one was nicely done, and I wrote about it some time back.

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Good makeup

Some people improve with the careful and judicious application of makeup.

This fellow … well, it depends upon your taste, I suppose:

Lines and Circles and Spheres, Oh My!

A few of you pointed out the problems with a too-simplistic linear left-right chart, and noted other ways to look at the issue. Circles, for example, appeared more than once in that conversation, noting that the Nazi communists and communists would then wind up as adjacent to each other.


Occupy Theme Fail

I have been town between being wryly amused and disappointed by the “occupy” movement. It contains many people who fantasize about killing people like me and destroying the free enterprise system and rule of law that made the United States so great. At the same time, they are utterly blind to actual crony capitalism if it’s on the Left: they like big government and expect handouts. But I am a poet and songwriter, among other things, and thus I was interested in the song recently produced as a theme song for this movement. […]

A Day Made of Glass

This is an advertisement — a future visualization — from Corning. […]